The #7 Oak Ridge High School Lady Wildcat Volleyball Team played their first home match of the season Tuesday night against Campbell County. “This was a good match for us to play after a long weekend of volleyball,” said Oak Ridge Head Coach Dave Kolodney. “It let us refocus on the District season and really work on our fundamentals.” The Lady ‘Cats easily took the first set 25-7 and completed the sweep with 25-11 and 25-14 set victories. “It was great to see the all-around strength of our players as I was able to use my bench to give the starters some points off,” Kolodney continued. All 10 rostered Varsity Players saw extensive action throughout the match and logged impactful stats. “I was confident in their ability to play, and they didn’t let me down,” Kolodney added. “Also, it sure was nice to play in front of our own fans for a change.”
Oak Ridge was paced by the serving of Marybeth Luby who had 19 serves at 100%. “She set the tone for the match and she was lights out today,” Kolodney said in regard to his Junior Defensive Specialist. “She was able to serve perfectly while being aggressive – solid defense and some front row action – she really helped us win.” Luby was named Player of the Match by her Coach.
The Lady Wildcats return to action at home on Thursday for another District match against Halls, and a non-district match against Knox Catholic on Tuesday. #7 Oak Ridge is 8-1 for the season, 3-0 in District play.